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What Nigeria's win means for Lionel Messi and Argentina What Nigeria's win means for Lionel Messi and Argentina
- June 23, 2018

However, in the second half, Musa controlled a cross from Victor Moses and lashed in the opener. Group leader Croatia has already sealed its spot in the final bracket of 16, but Argentina , Nigeria , and Iceland all still have paths to keep their World Cup dream alive. (more...)
Clippers, Celtics aggressively trying to move into top 10 of NBA Draft Clippers, Celtics aggressively trying to move into top 10 of NBA Draft
- June 23, 2018

With the National Basketball Association draft slated to get underway in a few hours, we at Sportskeeda made a decision to look back on the most iconic #1 overall picks to grace the game. As their rebuilding continues, there was an opportunity for NY to move up at least a couple of spots in order to select a more highly-rated talent. (more...)
Neymar roasted for World Cup con job as Brazil defeats Costa Rica
- June 23, 2018

Desperate for a win in St Petersburg after being held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their opening fixture, Brazil looked like missing out on the three points when the decision to award Neymar a spot-kick was overturned in the 79th minute. (more...)
Nigeria players bag $345000 bonus after Iceland win Nigeria players bag $345000 bonus after Iceland win
- June 23, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari heartily congratulates the Super Eagles on their victory Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup . Should Nigeria pull off an upset, Argentina will need to beat Nigeria and hope Iceland are beaten or draw with Croatia . Argentina failed dismally, horribly as Croatia demolished them scripting a stunning 3-0 win on Thursday at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium as a broken and ... (more...)
Lakers not inviting LiAngelo Ball to join summer league team
- June 22, 2018

Despite going through ups and downs in his rookie season, Ball has shown his potential to become a superstar in the league, making him the flawless piece for the Spurs to build around. The Los Angeles Lakers officially informed LiAngelo Ball he will not be on their summer league team late Thursday night, sources close to the situation told ESPN . (more...)
Dimitrov wins tough opener at Queen's Dimitrov wins tough opener at Queen's
- June 22, 2018

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his first round match against Australia's John Millman. The current world No22 broke to lead 4-2, broke again, and sealed the first set, 6-2, in just 28 minutes. 2 seed Grigor Dimitrov . Murray has won Queen's a record five times and has never lost to Kyrgios in his five meetings with the volatile Australian. (more...)
Serbia vs Switzerland: Battling Swiss unchanged for Serbia showdown Serbia vs Switzerland: Battling Swiss unchanged for Serbia showdown
- June 22, 2018

Tensions have been building in Serbia ahead of the Switzerland match. We have to give our best and we want to win the match. - Branislav Ivanovic broke Dejan Stankovic's record for appearances for Serbia in its opening match against Costa Rica - he now has 104 caps. (more...)
Cavs' Altman says there's a 'good dialogue' with James Cavs' Altman says there's a 'good dialogue' with James
- June 22, 2018

If James truly wants to play more off the ball moving forward, staying in Cleveland does not make sense for the three-time National Basketball Association champion. As expected, Ayton and Marvin Bagley III went No. 1 and No. 2 to the Suns and Sacramento Kings, respectively, the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks agreed in principle to a deal that would involve them swapping their picks in this year's draft. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton not concerned by engine upgrade delays
- June 22, 2018

Hamilton, who has yet to commit to a new contract with Mercedes, is one point behind four-time champion German Vettel ahead of Sunday's French Grand Prix . Despite Hamilton putting a courageous face on it, Mercedes' failure to do so will leave the Brit at a disadvantage with both Ferrari and Red Bull , who are powered by Renault, already on their second-generation engines. (more...)
NBA Draft 2018: Lakers and Sixers reportedly trade second-round picks NBA Draft 2018: Lakers and Sixers reportedly trade second-round picks
- June 22, 2018

The 6-foot-11 Wagner entered the draft after leading the Wolverines to the NCAA Tournament championship game. And on the other side of the table is his braintrust in one sense, but his diametrical opposition in another, as the Lakers general manager position belongs to Rob Pelinka - the former MI point guard, co-captain, and only player in NCAA history to be a part of three Final Four teams. (more...)
Nigeria coach Rohr says Super Eagles 'won't lose' against Iceland Nigeria coach Rohr says Super Eagles 'won't lose' against Iceland
- June 22, 2018

The win puts them on to three points, two clear of Argentina who they meet in the final round of fixtures. Iceland's players were due to be reunited with their families on Thursday in Volgograd where they face Nigeria on Friday in Group D, with one eye on the knockout phase after an impressive 1-1 draw with Argentina on Saturday. (more...)
Phil Mickelson apologizes for meltdown at U.S. Open Phil Mickelson apologizes for meltdown at U.S. Open
- June 22, 2018

He says: "My anger and frustration got the best of me last weekend". "Oh my goodness, I think I had most improved", Mickelson jokingly said to reporters Sunday (via the New York Daily News ), in among his few comments after his round. She told the media he had offered to withdraw, but had been informed by USGA CEO Mike Davis that he had been playing within the rules. "That's where we clarified that, 'Phil, you actually made a stroke at a moving ball, and so we have to apply that rule ... (more...)
Dramatic rescue: Father pulls son from burning race vehicle Dramatic rescue: Father pulls son from burning race vehicle
- June 22, 2018

The driver was racing in the NASCAR Late Model 100 at South Boston Speedway in Virginia on Saturday when his auto spun out of control and burst into flames. "Mr. Jones will not be fined nor suspended", South Boston Speedway told ESPN in a statement. After crashing into the wall, Jones' vehicle ignited on the track. (more...)
Svitolina conquers Cornet in Birmingham second round Svitolina conquers Cornet in Birmingham second round
- June 22, 2018

In the last eight the Ukrainian will face one of the breakthrough stars of 2018, Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu , who defeated Petra Martic 4-6 6-3 6-2. Rybarikova, who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals previous year, converted five break point opportunities and struck five aces in the encounter, which finished in just under two hours. (more...)
Neymar Reduced To Tears At The Full-Time Whistle After Brazil Win Neymar Reduced To Tears At The Full-Time Whistle After Brazil Win
- June 22, 2018

Citing the Brazil press office, Neymar wasn't scheduled to fully participate in training after being fouled 10 times in the 1-1 draw against Switzerland over the weekend. Coach Tite said his side suffered from anxiety during the game, the first time Brazil have not won a World Cup opener since 1978, urging them to keep their heads when they got into shooting positions. (more...)
Milwaukee officer joked about tasing J.R. Smith Milwaukee officer joked about tasing J.R. Smith
- June 22, 2018

For those unaware, Sterling Brown had a confrontation after he allegedly illegally park outside a store, which resulted in violence being used by the police officers. Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown/Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons. "Lol#FearTheDeer", one tweet read, referencing a slogan used to cheer on the Bucks at games. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard Telling Rival Teams He Plans to Sign With LA Team Kawhi Leonard Telling Rival Teams He Plans to Sign With LA Team
- June 22, 2018

As one Lakers source put it, "They basically shut the door on us". Spurs coach Gregg Popovich traveled Tuesday to Southern California and met with Leonard prior to Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, league sources told ESPN . (more...)
Charles Krauthammer, longtime conservative columnist and Fox News personality, dead at 68 Charles Krauthammer, longtime conservative columnist and Fox News personality, dead at 68
- June 22, 2018

Krauthammer announced on June 8 that doctors had given him just weeks to live. The conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer has died. "This is the final verdict", he wrote. The Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author was a longtime Fox News contributor and Washington Post columnist. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. (more...)
Senegal and Japan fans tidy up after their World Cup matches Senegal and Japan fans tidy up after their World Cup matches
- June 22, 2018

The Blue Samurai supporters did likewise at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with Japan-based football journalist Scott McIntyre explaining that cleanliness is considered a vitally important part of everyday life in the country. Thus far, the World Cup has been hard to predict, with some of the best teams falling to underdogs and confounding the experts. However, the actions of the Senegalese and Japanese fans following the victory has given the football world plenty of joy and their ... (more...)
Brazil to take on Costa Rica, Iceland to face Nigeria Brazil to take on Costa Rica, Iceland to face Nigeria
- June 22, 2018

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar was subjected to rough treatment in a 1-1 draw against Switzerland , his first competitive appearance in nearly four months, before hobbling out of the Rostov Arena. "We need to at least draw to continue with a chance". Reports have emerged of splits in the dressing room and a falling out between players but Ramirez said his team were all pulling in the same direction. (more...)
Baker Mayfield Puts Colin Cowherd In His Place While Debating His Past Baker Mayfield Puts Colin Cowherd In His Place While Debating His Past
- June 22, 2018

Cowherd presses the issue, and Mayfield blows it right back into his face. But Mayfield explained what was really going on there-and called out Cowherd for what he was trying to do. Mayfield replied with a sarcastic shot of his own. Cowherd insinuates that Mayfield is not a team player because he's running away from the TD scrum in the corner of the end zone. (more...)
No. 1 again: Fed passes Nadal, extends stunning record No. 1 again: Fed passes Nadal, extends stunning record
- June 22, 2018

When you finally manage it, the joy is even greater", said Federer , who extended his grass-court winning streak to 16 matches including his titles at Halle and Wimbledon a year ago. Roger Federer feels pleased with his performance in Halle against Aljaz Bedene . However, first on his mind is the World Cup with Switzerland facing Brazil on Sunday night in Russian Federation. (more...)
Murray back from injury, loses to Kyrgios in 3 sets Murray back from injury, loses to Kyrgios in 3 sets
- June 22, 2018

But the explosive Australian intends to break through against former world No 1 Murray, whose grass court pedigree includes two Wimbledon crowns and a record five at the Fever-Tree Championships. It's been such a long time. It's good to see him back, it has been pretty s****y without him. Frustrated by his failure to see off Kyrgios, he conceded he is still early in his attempt to return to peak form. (more...)
Gernot Rohr claims Super Eagles players are still growing Gernot Rohr claims Super Eagles players are still growing
- June 22, 2018

The Super Eagles trained this morning at their base camp in Essentuki. Only a victory against the feisty Scandinavians will renew hope for a place in the knockout rounds while defeat would mean early and unflattering elimination from the quadrennial showpiece. (more...)
Bagley tops list of NBA draft forwards Bagley tops list of NBA draft forwards
- June 22, 2018

ESPN has him now ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the draft, and Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Monday that the Sacramento Kings - who hold the No. There's also the potential of trading up or down in the draft or moving both picks plus assets for a player. "If Michael Porter Jr . is still on the board when the Cavaliers draft eighth Thursday and they haven't agreed to trade the pick, they will likely select him". (more...)
England Manager Gareth Southgate Has Dislocated His Shoulder England Manager Gareth Southgate Has Dislocated His Shoulder
- June 22, 2018

Gareth Southgate is relieved that he's the one who suffered an injury, rather than his players. The coach was treated in the hospital with the assistance of England team doctor Rob Chakraverty. I just think what he brings, not only to the team but me personally, has been a massive, massive help. As far as we can tell, it hasn't affected his duties as manager greatly. (more...)
Nigeria must not lose concentration - Rohr seeks flawless outing against Iceland Nigeria must not lose concentration - Rohr seeks flawless outing against Iceland
- June 22, 2018

This combination of two files pictures created on June 20, 2018 shows Nigeria's German coach Gernot Rohr (L) in Kaliningrad on June 15, 2018 and Iceland's coach Heimir Hallgrimsson in Kabardinka on June 17, 2018 during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup football tournament.Nigeria will play Iceland in their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018. (more...)
Mavericks and Hawks pull off Trae Young-Luka Doncic trade Mavericks and Hawks pull off Trae Young-Luka Doncic trade
- June 22, 2018

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed upon a trade with the Atlanta Hawks to move up to No. 3 to select Luka Doncic. The Hawks may try and deal starting point guard Dennis Schroder to the Clippers for the No. Last year, of course, Jimmy Butler was traded from Chicago to Minnesota in exchange for Jimmy Butler, Kris Dunn while the Bulls and Timberwolves also swapped draft selections. (more...)
SBS to the rescue for Oz World Cup coverage after Optus disruptions SBS to the rescue for Oz World Cup coverage after Optus disruptions
- June 22, 2018

In response, Mr Lew said in a statement that the decision to temporarily broaden SBS' broadcast rights was "made in the interest of football fans across Australia". Optus Sport burst onto the Australian market in 2015, when it was announced it had secured the rights to broadcast the English Premier League until 2019. (more...)
Japanese fans tidy up stadium after win over Colombia Japanese fans tidy up stadium after win over Colombia
- June 22, 2018

Japan's somewhat surprising win over Colombian was followed by their fans carrying out cleaning duties with plastic bin bags they had brought into the stadium in similarly heart-warming scenes. But Japan made the ideal start to their World Cup campaign, becoming the first Asian country to defeat a South American team at a World Cup and earning three points in what is expected to be one of the most closely-contested groups in the tournament, with Poland and Senegal the other two nations in ... (more...)

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